It is no secret that Donald Trump is wildly unpopular. He entered the White House by far the most unpopular of all of his predecessors; he reached majority dissatisfaction with how he is doing his job in record time; but a shocking number of Americans believe he should be impeached, according to a poll.
Some forty percent of registered voters support impeaching President Trump according to a poll released on Thursday by Public Policy Polling (PPP).
Just under half of Americans, 48 percent, are opposed to impeaching Trump, while twelve percent remain unsure, according to the same poll.
Pollsters also found that a clear majority of voters, 52 percent, would prefer former President Obama to be serving a third term, although 43 percent do prefer Trump in the Oval Office, while five percent are undecided.
“Usually a newly elected president is at the peak of their popularity and enjoying their honeymoon after taking office,” PPP President Dean Debnam said in a statement.
“But Donald Trump’s making history once against with a sizable share of voters already wanting to impeach him, and a majority of voters wishing they could have Barack Obama back.”
The PPP poll found Trump’s job approval rating to be slightly higher than Gallup, where Trump easily set the record for how fast he reached majority disapproval last week. In the PPP pole, only 49 percent of Americans disapproved of Trump’s performance. Still, that is a larger number than those who actually approve of his performance, 47 percent.
Trump continues to be generally unpopular with 52 percent viewing him unfavorably, while only 45 percent see him in favorable light.
Talk of impeachment is not just swirling among voters. At least one lawmaker has started floating the word in Congress. Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro on Wednesday said that Congress should mull impeaching Trump if he orders federal agencies to ignore a ruling ordering the President to halt enforcing parts of his order.
“There should be a resolution of censure,” he told Buzzfeed. “And if he does it again, there should be articles of impeachment.”